The School Library Association has announced the 2022 shortlist for their Information Book Award (IBA). Now in its twelfth year, the IBA aims to emphasise the importance of non-fiction by highlighting and celebrating the high standard of children’s information books. The awards are divided into three age categories, judged by a panel of educators. Children […]
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The winners of the UK’s longest running book awards for children and young people, the Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Awards have been announced. The Yoto Carnegie Medal is awarded to Katya Balen for her second novel October, October (Bloomsbury), illustrated by Angela Harding. October, October has also done the double and won this year’s Shadowers’ Choice […]
Every two years, IBBY invites nominations for its international list of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities. Nominations are made by IBBY national sections and the final list is selected from these by the IBBY Documentation Centre of Books for Young People with Disabilities which is based in Toronto. Because of its international content, […]
The shortlist for the 2022 Klaus Flugge Prize has been announced. Established in 2016, the prize was set up to honour Klaus Flugge, founder of Andersen Press and one of the most influential figures in children’s picture books. It is awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration. From a […]
The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) has announced the 2022 shortlist for the CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education Poetry Award). Established in 2003, the CLiPPA is the UK’s leading award for published poetry for children. Past winners include Carol Ann Duffy, John Agard and Jackie Kay; Michael Rosen won in 2021 […]
The shortlist for the 2022 Little Rebels Award for Radical Children’s Fiction has been announced. Bold, uncompromising narratives tackling prejudice and foreshadowing far-right dystopias dominate. The featured books present powerful indictments of homophobia, racism, disablism and colorism. Dystopic novels highlight all-too-relatable challenges to civil society, including fake news, dictatorships, authoritarian ideologies, fuel and food shortages […]
The School Library Association have announced the 2022 longlist for their Information Book Award (IBA). Now in its twelfth year, the IBA aims to emphasise the importance of non-fiction by highlighting and celebrating the high standard of children’s information books. The awards are divided into three age categories, judged by a panel of educators. Children […]
The shortlist for the 2022 Branford Boase Award is announced today, Thursday 28 April 2022. Founded in 2000 to commemorate author Henrietta Branford and influential Walker Books editor Wendy Boase, the Branford Boase Award is awarded annually to the author of the year’s outstanding debut novel for children. Uniquely, it also honours the editor of […]
The shortlists have been announced for the UKLA Book Awards 2022. The only awards chosen by teachers, talented new authors are well represented and independent publishers feature strongly. The shortlists are: 3 to 6+ Freedom We Sing written by Amyra León, illustrated by Molly Mendoza (Flying Eye) What […]
The shortlists are announced today for the UK’s longest running book awards for children and young people, the Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Awards. There are eight books on each shortlist, selected from a longlist of 33 titles. They were chosen by an expert team of volunteer judges, featuring 14 librarians from CILIP’s Youth Libraries Group based […]
‘Poetry for children is stretching its limbs in all directions’ CLiPPA 2022 is underway. Organisers CLPE have announced the judges for the UK’s leading award for published poetry for children and its plans for the biggest celebration of poetry for children yet. Poet and former professor of Creative Writing at the University of South Wales […]
The votes of primary school aged-children from across the UK are in and the winner of the Best Book with Facts is Invented by Animals by Christiane Dorian and Gosia Herba while The Last Bear by Hannah Gold and Levi Pinfold is winner in the Best Story category. Winning author Hannah Gold, said, ‘When I […]
The Children’s Book Award 2022 shortlist has been announced, with children choosing their favourite books from the last two years after a year-long hiatus. The challenges of getting books out to the child judges in lockdown meant the award did not run last year. Children across the UK are now invited to vote for their […]
Congratulations to the following authors and illustrators who are on the shortlist for the 2022 Hans Christian Andersen Award. Authors: Marie-Aude Murail from France, María Cristina Ramos from Argentina, Fatima Sharafeddine from Lebanon, Peter Svetina from Slovenia, Annika Thor from Sweden, and Margaret Wild from Australia. Illustrators: Beatrice Alemagna from Italy, Ryoji Arai from Japan, […]
Congratulations to Jenny Pearson and Rob Biddulph, Izzi Howell, and Sam Harper and Chris Jevons, who have been named winners of the Laugh Out Loud Awards aka The Lollies, a set of awards created by Scholastic UK to celebrate the funniest children’s books. They triumphed in the following categories: Best […]
Celebrating outstanding newcomers to picture book illustration
The books in contention for the 2022 Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Awards.
The 2022 Henrietta Branford Writing Competition, the annual competition for young people which runs in conjunction with the Branford Boase Award, is now open.